The former Bangladesh captains went unopposed as nominees for the October 31 election
Alice in Wonderland Festival Ballet Theatre presents a family-friendly take on Lewis Carroll’s fantasy tale. Irvine Barclay Theatre, 4242 Campus Drive, Irvine. Sun., 2 p.m. $39-$45. (949) 854-4646. Electrogynous Multimedia exploration of femininity, masculinity and blackness; part of the LAX Festival....
"The 43-year-old dancer-choreographer" - one of Britain's most celebrated - "said he would still dance smaller roles and cameos, but the physical rigours of performing solo onstage for more than an hour were becoming too much."
English National Ballet Song of the Earth & La Sylphide Akram Khan’s Giselle / Romeo & Juliet / Nutcracker National Tour This autumn English National Ballet presents five productions on its... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Following its critically acclaimed world premiere in 2016, Akram Khan’s reimagining of the iconic romantic ballet, Giselle, returns to London this autumn with performances at Sadler’s Wells (20... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
English National Ballet Song of the Earth & La Sylphide Romeo & Juliet / Akram Khan’s Giselle / Nutcracker Continuing its commitment to taking world-class ballet to audiences across the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
English National Ballet Akram Khan’s Giselle National Tour Wednesday 20 Sept – Saturday 28 Oct 2017 Due to popular demand, English National Ballet today announces an additional matinee... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
If you have followed this blog for a while, then you already know that Giselle is my favourite ballet. When I first heard that... The post ENB in Akram Khan’s Giselle appeared first on The Ballet Bag.
“The man in the photograph at right is angled slightly to one side, his arm curved and his fingers – held together, sharply separated from the thumb – pointing down into what appears to be an upside-down fish. Above him floats a bee, and a snake curls languorously over a branch, appearing to watch his […]
“As [dramaturg Ruth Little] and Khan explored their own ideas about Giselle, they realised that the ballet’s apparently formulaic simplicity was actually its strength … Most fruitful to them was exploring the underlying issue of power – the gulf of money and class that separates the aristocrats from the peasants in the ballet, and that […]
Ismene Brown: “So here is what the Royal Ballet, Rambert Dance and Akram Khan think about it, three big hitters in ballet and contemporary dance, representing the issues of concern to management, artistic profile and creative work.”
Heath Streak has resigned as Bangladesh's bowling coach, BCB's cricket operations committee chairman Akram Khan has said
Earlier this month, Khan told an interviewer, “I don’t want to say we should have more female choreographers for the sake of having more female choreographers.” Says the open letter in response, “We do not live in a meritocracy – all the data proves this. The way in which we ascribe merit is itself socially […]
“I would hope that the work I have done throughout my career to help support anyone with talent would demonstrate to those that don’t know me well, and to my colleagues in the dance industry that do know me, that “those comments are simply not where my heart lies.”
Luke Jennings: “In saying that we should not have more female choreographers ‘for the sake of having more female choreographers’, you are choosing to disregard a gender imbalance so egregious, and of such long standing, that it shames the British dance establishment.”
“It is important to recognise that there is an imbalance, but there was an imbalance before for male choreographers. Pina Bausch, Martha Graham – the godmothers of contemporary dance – they were the big figures before, but for this generation it is slightly different.”
“I am ageing here [points to head] much quicker than in my body. I’m terrified that in a simple movement my body will give in and I won’t be able to do it. I can do it, and can do it really fast, but it’s psychological.”